Detective Comics #1078

Writer: Ram V, Dan Watters Artist: Jason Shawn Alexander, Caspar Wijngaard Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 29, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
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7.9User Rating

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Part three of five in Batman: Outlaw--the biweekly Detective Comics event! Under the scorching Gotham sun, a showdown at high noon will determine who walks away...and who's carried away. Catwoman finds out that someone within her heist crew has been a mole this whole time, feeding information to the Orghams! Who among the team could be the traitor?

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 28, 2023

    The ending left me breathless, as the wait for next issue will definitely be intense. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Seth A. Romo Nov 28, 2023

    For those following the Orgham saga and Catwomans plan to save Batman, this issue is quick and keeps the tension. While it may not be new reader friendly, its still a very enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 28, 2023

    The Nocturne arc seemed dead in the water a few months back, but this chapter has made it intriguing again. Hopefully this creative team can drive it to a satisfying conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 28, 2023

    Alexanders art is perfect for the tone of this story and the arc specifically. The visuals are dynamic and beautifully dramatic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Jackson Luken Nov 28, 2023

    Detective Comics #1078 is a beautifully written, and even at times poetic, chapter in this “Outlaw” intermission. The plot gets kicked into high gear as Catwoman launches her plan to rescue Batman from the clutches of the Orghams, and seeing its realization is a delight. The art and action blend into a gripping sequence that keeps the reader eager to know what will happen next. The action gives each of the characters a chance to shine, and Watters' backup continues to shed light on the supporting cast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 28, 2023

    Detective Comics #1078 features an awesome collection of badass moments for a variety of heroes--Azrael may have never looked better--but it's mostly setting things up. A perfect example of a single issue that'll read best in the collected format. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Nov 29, 2023

    This is a very engaging issue and the one-page reveal early in the issue hints at even more chaos to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Nov 28, 2023

    Detective Comics #1078 is one of the better issues in one of the better arcs in Ram V's run. Selina's plan comes together with fast pacing and thrilling action, and the art steals the show. That said, don't think about the plot too much because it falls apart under the slightest pressure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Nov 29, 2023

    Detective Comics #1078 Was yet another improvement and I'd even go so far as to say I enjoyed it. Who knows, maybe by issue #2000 we'll be back to every issue being better than mediocre. We live in hope. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Nov 28, 2023

    Ram V and Dan Watters both spin exciting heist narratives out this week in Detective Comics, with Jason Shawn Alexander and Caspar Wijngaard providing two very different renderings of those structures - but both worth checking out! Read Full Review

  • 10
    cincyfan Dec 3, 2023

    I have been loving detective lately and that continues with this issue. The artwork matches the tone of the plot perfectly. I can't wait for the next issue

  • 9.0
    Toonstrack Dec 6, 2023

    This series has become unmissable with the addition of Alexander's artwork. The brilliance of the Gothic tone is fully realized, and the script supports it in full. This is an action oriented issue and JSA proves he can do that just as well as he can paint moody shadows and mysterious buildings.

    The backup story features a character i dont know well because I dont read catwoman, but its a pretty neat story with an interesting moral declaration for its protagonist.

    A bang for your buck each issue.

  • 8.0
    retcon_D Dec 12, 2023

    Really fantastic front story. Good backup, but nothing great.

  • 8.0
    BatSledge Dec 8, 2023

    The lead story continues with another solid suspense foray as Catwoman puts her plan into action to save Batman. The back-up story, however, was a miss this issue.
    At least Ram V redeems Catwoman after the dreadful Gotham War fiasco!

  • 8.0
    derbycomics Nov 28, 2023

    Ram V's Detective Comics run has been a polarizing one, with some praising the writer’s slow-burn, operatic approach and others finding it too meandering and never reaching the climactic heights of past runs. Detective Comics #1078 is likely to not change anyone’s minds with the issue heavily focused on exposition as Catwoman’s plan to save Batman unfolds.

    On the one hand, the plot moves forward, with Catwoman and her hand-picked team enacting their daring rescue of Batman from the Orghams. It's a suspenseful sequence that sees Selina Kyle using all of her cunning and skill to infiltrate the Orgham’s inner circle, Cassandra Cain displaying the severity of her raw fighting, Mr. Freeze providing pragmatic rationale for his more

  • 7.5
    Comics ⚡ Nov 29, 2023

    The narrative is very slow, it's something that won't really change, it depends on each person's taste. It's gratifying to have such well-written characters in crime comics, Cass, Gordon, Selina... incredible characters. And, especially Catwoman, I couldn't even remember the last time she appeared in Tec, so having a character so important to the Batman mythos back in the game is something worth seeing.

  • 6.0
    ItsJess Nov 28, 2023

    Somehow worse than the previous two issues even though those were set-up issues.

    The backup story sucks. Stop bringing in Eiko and other garbage from her terrible New 52 run. There is only one Catwoman and it's Selina.

  • 10
    StrandedGecko54 Nov 28, 2023

  • 8.0
    wesshamu Dec 29, 2023

  • 8.0
    Swanktub Dec 1, 2023

  • 8.0
    ed1138 Nov 28, 2023

  • 7.5
    batnn Feb 15, 2024

  • 7.5
    Justin Ray Dec 2, 2023

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Dec 9, 2023

  • 6.0
    K-23 Dec 28, 2023

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